Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Mating Combinations in Norwegian
Title: Sjakk og matt
Authors: Svetoslav Mihajlov and Sverre Johnsen
In a week or so the booklet 'Sjakk og matt' (Check and Mate) will be available in Norway. It is mainly a collections of mating combinations created by Svetoslav with some supporting prose (in Norwegian) by me. There is also a preface by GM Simen Agdestein, chess responsible in NTG - the Norwegian College of Elite Sport.
The combinations are based on exercizes that Svetoslav created when he a year ago assisted as a chess coach during my chess club's tournaments for kids, (every Monday 18.00-20.00 in Bogstadveien 30 in Majorstuen, Oslo). One of the nice things with mating combinations is that there is no point discussing the solution - a mate is a mate and ends the game.
I hope the book will be a useful addition to Norwegian chess literature which for obvious reasons is not very extensive.